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2012-09-30Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/13548
Nature of Gravitation
dc.contributor.authorThaliath, Babu
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dc.date.created2012-11-11
dc.date.issued2012-09-30
dc.identifier.issn2159-5313
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/14200
dc.description.abstractAs is generally known, Newton’s notion of universal gravitation surpassed various theories of particular gravities in the early modern age, as represented mainly by Kepler and Hooke. In his seminal work “Hooke and the Law of Universal Gravitation: A Reappraisal of a Reappraisal” Richard S. Westfall argues that Hooke could not reach beyond the concept of spatially bounded particular gravities, as he deployed the method of analogy between the material principle of congruity and incongruity and the extension of gravitational spheres and their action at a distance. However, the doctrine of universal gravitation does not exclude the nature of particular gravities; it is predicated on the notion of an infinite expansion of individual-gravitational spheres and their uniform nature, namely the mutual and centripetal attraction. In my treatise I attempt to reinvestigate the nature and structure of gravitation, as established historically in the framework of Newtonian Classical Mechanics, by a method of structural intuition. It examines how the structural intuition, as represented in the celestial-mechanical intuitions of Hooke and Kepler, could unfold into an innovative process within the context of early modern mechanical philosophy, attaining thus a historical significance and legitimacy as against the prevailing Newtonian method of geometric-mathematical axiomatization of mechanical principles. It also explores the actual demonstrative features of the tidal phenomenon with regard to its lunar- and solar-gravitational causation, which has been considered to date to be an important piece of empirical evidence for the theory of universal gravitation.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät I
dc.subjectuniversal gravitationeng
dc.subjectparticular gravitieseng
dc.subjectstructural intuitioneng
dc.subjectgravitational sphereeng
dc.subjectstructure of gravitationeng
dc.subjecttideseng
dc.subjectgravitational repulsioneng
dc.subjectPhilosophy of Scienceeng
dc.subjectEpistemologyeng
dc.subjectMechanical Philosophyeng
dc.subjectClassical Mechanicseng
dc.subjectCelestial Mechanicseng
dc.subjectSir Isaac Newtoneng
dc.subjectRobert Hookeeng
dc.subjectJohannes Keplereng
dc.subjectMartin Kempeng
dc.subjectRichard S. Westfalleng
dc.subjectBernard Coheneng
dc.subjectAlexandre Koyréeng
dc.subjectMary B. Hesseeng
dc.subjectSir George Howard Darwineng
dc.subject.ddc000 Allgemeines, Wissenschaft
dc.subject.ddc520 Astronomie
dc.subject.ddc550 Geowissenschaften
dc.subject.ddc900 Geschichte
dc.subject.ddc620 Ingenieurwissenschaften
dc.subject.ddc500 Naturwissenschaften
dc.subject.ddc100 Philosophie
dc.subject.ddc600 Technik
dc.titleNature of Gravitation
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleThe Structural Intuition of Gravitation in the Framework of Early Modern Mechanical Philosophy
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100205569
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/13548
local.edoc.container-titlePhilosophy Study
local.edoc.anmerkungThis article has been included in my list of publications in Academia.edu:http://www.academia.edu/2104755/Nature_of_Gravitation._The_Structural_Intuition_of_Gravitation_in_the_Framework_of_Early_Modern_Mechanical_Philosophy
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionPhilosophische Fakultät I
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volumeVol. 2
local.edoc.container-issue9
local.edoc.container-year2012
local.edoc.container-firstpage595
local.edoc.container-lastpage618
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